What does informal mean?

Definitions for informal
ɪnˈfɔr məlin·for·mal

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word informal.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. informal(adj)

    not formal

    "conservative people unaccustomed to informal dress"; "an informal free-and-easy manner"; "an informal gathering of friends"

  2. informal, loose(adj)

    not officially recognized or controlled

    "an informal agreement"; "a loose organization of the local farmers"

  3. informal(adj)

    used of spoken and written language

  4. cozy, intimate, informal(adj)

    having or fostering a warm or friendly and informal atmosphere

    "had a cozy chat"; "a relaxed informal manner"; "an intimate cocktail lounge"; "the small room was cozy and intimate"

Wiktionary

  1. informal(Adjective)

    Not formal or ceremonious; casual.

    an informal get-together

  2. informal(Adjective)

    Not in accord with the usual regulations; unofficial.

    an informal agreement

  3. informal(Adjective)

    Suited for everyday use.

    informal clothes

  4. informal(Adjective)

    Reflecting everyday, non-ceremonious usage.

  5. informal(Adjective)

    Not organized; not structured or planned.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Informal(adj)

    not in the regular, usual, or established form; not according to official, conventional, prescribed, or customary forms or rules; irregular; hence, without ceremony; as, an informal writting, proceeding, or visit

  2. Informal(adj)

    deranged in mind; out of one's senses

  3. Origin: [Pref. in- not + formal.]

Editors Contribution

  1. informal

    A conversation, occasion or meeting that is friendly, peaceful and fun.

    We love to meet with our work friends in an informal manner so we can all get to know each other that does not involve our work roles.

    Submitted by MC Harmonious on June 25, 2016

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'informal' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3869

  2. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'informal' in Adjectives Frequency: #525

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of informal in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of informal in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of informal in a Sentence

  1. Hans Lammers:

    It is an informal exchange.

  2. Hasan Salim Patel:

    We won't comment on internal memos that are informal and not definitive.

  3. Fernando Zavala:

    Seventy percent of the economy is informal, to jumpstart economic growth we have to tackle this.

  4. Hans Lammers:

    We heard about it in the press at first. Of course we look into it because it is important, it is an informal exchange.

  5. Sarah Leah Whitson:

    Saudi Arabia will never solve the problem of informal work until it fixes its labor system to root out long-term systemic abuses.

Images & Illustrations of informal

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